Posts Tagged ‘ seniors downsize ’


Feb 21st, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

Problems With Retirement Income Fixed incomes in retirement can be a serious challenge for retirees to manage. Most of us were used to our income fluctuating, generally increasing annually on our hiring anniversary date. If you stayed with the same company/agency/employer, you may also have been the beneficiary of an annual bonus, cost of living [...]


Oct 12th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Seniors have decisions to make when we consider downsizing and/or moving. One big decision, and one of the top ten concerns of seniors, is how to get rid of what you don’t want to keep. You have several options that fall under the rubric of giving it away or selling it.

Giving away your ‘stuff’ is the easy thing to do. You just ask family and friends what they want of the items you are not planning to keep, and then give it to them. Some even put give-aways on the curb in front of the house, and strangers come by and take what they want.

But if you’re going to sell some items, is there a ‘best’ way to do it? SCJ has talked about this before, and we decided reviewing it might be a good idea.